Jim McKenney wrote -- I'm not going to begrudge a child picking a few flowers in the excitement of the season. I'm just hoping that Mr. Mustache reappears nest year. Even if an adult had snitched the snowdrop, I'm inclined to accept it as a sign that tastes in gardening in the neighborhood are improving. I'm not always so kind-minded as you: two years ago, a young deer ate my one most beautiful off-white Iris. I was upset, but figured, at least it had contributed to the animal's life. Then he spat it out; the taste did not agree with him. Some time later, adding insult to injury, some body broke off the leaf fan. I hope the rhizome survived; it did not bloom last year. I hope it does this year. David E.